Esthetician Schools and Careers in Detroit

Detroit is by far the largest city in Michigan, with a population more than three times that of the next largest city and over six times that of the capital city, Lansing. As such, a lot is going on in Detroit.

Yet a 2016 study shows that Detroit has a disproportionately low number of skin care specialists and dermatologists compared to other large cities in the United States. That makes Detroit a smart place to launch your career as an esthetician.

Employment statistics back up this statement. Job growth for estheticians in Detroit is predicted to be much faster than the average of all other types of jobs—12% between 2016 and 2026. In addition, although Detroit ranks very well overall with regard to skin health, it is weak in one area—pollution and smoking. As such, medical estheticians are needed by people whose skin has been damaged by pollution or those undergoing cancer treatments.

The median salary for estheticians in the Detroit metro area is $23,980. Because the cost of living in Detroit is 7% lower than in Michigan as a whole and 17% lower than the U.S., you may be able to make your money go a lot farther than in other areas.

Looking For More Than Just Schools?

Learn more about Detroit's top salons, hottest beauty specialties, and best supply stores.

Michigan requires estheticians to complete 400 hours and six months of apprenticeship to obtain a license. All of the programs here help you meet those qualifications. Read more about programs that can launch your career in this exciting city!

Featured Schools Near You
Generic placeholder image
Paul Mitchell The School

Program: Cosmetology

Generic placeholder image
Aveda Institute

Program: Cosmetology

Generic placeholder image
Georgia Career Institute (GA)

Program: Cosmetology

sponsored content

Rankings Badge

If you're looking for only the premier schools that Detroit has to offer, then check out our list of Detroit's best esthetician schools.

Esthetician Schools Near You

For School Owners

Don't see your school listed? Want to discuss becoming a featured school in the directory? Contact us to learn more.

4390 Dixie Highway
Waterford Township, MI 48329

(248) 618-6394
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Cosmetology Teacher Training

3498 Rochester Road
Troy, MI 48083

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Cosmetology Teacher Training

Find Cosmetology Schools Near You

Brighton Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

10543 Citation Drive
Brighton, MI 48116

Charm Beauty School – Accredited

25050 West Warren Avenue
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

David Pressley School of Cosmetology – Accredited

21255 Wick Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067

David Pressley School of Cosmetology – Accredited

1127 South Washington Avenue
Taylor, MI 48180

Douglas J Aveda Institute – Accredited

333 Maynard Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Douglas J Aveda Institute – Accredited

125 West 4th Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Dymond Designs Beauty School

3300 East Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48027

Elevate Salon Institute – Accredited

4050 Crooks Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073

L'Esprit Academy – Accredited

42083 Ford Road
Canton, MI 48187

L'Esprit Academy – Accredited

501 South Washington
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Michigan College of Beauty

5620 Dixie Highway
Waterford, MI 48329

Multimedia Makeup Academy

200 Kirts Boulevard
Troy, MI 48084

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

27590 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Skinology Beauty Institute

25033 West Warren Street
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Accredited School

You must attend school in the state you want to practice in. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited school. Learn more about the requirements in your state.

Find Other Esthetician Schools in Michigan

Esthetics/Skin Care

How to Become a Esthetician in Your State